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Read the latest commentary from The Advocate, the leading source for LGBT news and politics. Discover what public figures and pundits have to say about gay issues and topics that touch the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and its allies. Find op-eds from columnists like HIV activist Tyler Curry or Advocate.com editors Michelle Garcia and Neal Broverman. The experts weigh in on the latest developments in the LGBT rights movement, and The Advocate offers an outlet for their commentary.
Op-ed: The FDA Needs to Get Over Its Gay Sex Ick Factor

Op-ed: The FDA Needs to Get Over Its Gay Sex Ick Factor

A blood policy based on behavior, not identity, is needed.

Op-ed: Remembering LGBT History Didn't Begin With Stonewall

Op-ed: Remembering LGBT History Didn't Begin With Stonewall

The long arc of gay history means there will be wins — like the story of Victorian-era cross-dressers Fanny and Stella — and losses, like Russia's growing intolerance.

Op-ed: We Must Protect Disabled LGBT Adults From Conversion Therapy

Op-ed: LGBT Adults Need Protection From Conversion Therapy

The government is helping to fund 'ex-gay' and 'ex-trans' programs for disabled LGBT adults, and it must stop.

Op-ed: Credit Is Still a Chance for Quiet Discrimination

Op-ed: Credit Is Still a Chance for Quiet Discrimination

The almighty dollar runs the world, but credit discrimination among LGBTs is an oft-forgotten injustice.

Op-ed: The Amtrak Accident Isn't Part of the Gay Agenda

Op-ed: The Amtrak Accident Isn't Part of the Gay Agenda

It's a strange feeling, even for a journalist, when someone you know becomes the focus of a national tragedy.

Op-ed: Gay Sitcoms Are Failing Because They're Bad

Op-ed: Gay Sitcoms Are Failing Because They're Bad

While this writer commends NBC for taking chances on gay sitcoms, he argues that the network's strategy of making them overly silly and broad helps no one.

Op-ed: Why We Need an International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia

Op-ed: Why We Need IDAHOT

The Human Rights Campaign's global director tells us why IDAHOT is more important than ever.

Op-ed: The GOP Clown Car Is Packed Full

Op-ed: The GOP Clown Car Is Packed Full

Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, two of the plaintiffs in the case that brought down California's Prop. 8, can't believe the Republicans can't produce one LGBT-friendly candidate.

6 Ways to Not Be a Terrible Trans Ally

6 Ways to Not Be a Terrible Trans Ally

This writer has a few tips for LGBT organizations and activists.

Op-ed: Male-on-Male Sexual Harassment Is Real

Op-ed: Male-on-Male Sexual Harassment Is Real

This writer has a message for gay guys who aggressively proposition other men.

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